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October 10, 2014 - Industry News

Automated Manuals: A Success Story

Automated manual transmissions in heavy trucks once were an anomaly. Editor in chief Deborah Lockridge contemplates Daimler's role in changing that trend in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

Tags: Transmissions, Daimler Trucks North America, Automated Manual Transmissions, ATA MC&E

October 6, 2014 - Industry News

Daimler Bullish on North American Truck Market

Martin Daum, DTNA president and CEO

SAN DIEGO – Daimler Trucks North America expects steady growth in truck sales over the next couple of years, projecting this year will end up with 374,000 Class 6-8 units sold in North America and 411,000 for 2015 – and it's getting ready to ramp up its production to accommodate.

Tags: Class 8, Truck Sales, Transmissions, Daimler Trucks North America, Automated Manual Transmissions, ATA MC&E

October 6, 2014 - Product News

Mack Makes AMT Standard on Pinnacle

Mack mDrive automated manual transmission.

SAN DIEGO -- Mack Trucks is making its mDrive automated manual transmission standard equipment on its Pinnacle on-highway truck model.

Tags: Mack, Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions, Fuel Economy, ATA MC&E

September 24, 2014 - Industry News

Engine 'Downspeeding' Can Cause Driveline Failures, TMC Attendees Told

Driveline damage from engine torque “spikes” is among the many nuts-and-bolts subjects discussed by fleet managers and supplier representatives this week at a maintenance conference in Florida.

Tags: Downspeed, Spec'ing, Torque, Technology & Maintenance Council, Dana, Detroit Diesel, Meritor, Transmissions, Axles, Drivelines

September 23, 2014 - Product News

Navistar Adds Lightweight Tremec Transmission

Last month, Tremec launched its redesigned 10-speed twin countershaft transmission for heavy-duty commercial trucks. Photo: Tremec

Navistar announced it will offer the Tremec 10-speed manual transmission in its International ProStar model with the company’s 13-liter engine, for weight-sensitive applications such as bulk hauling.

Tags: Navistar, Class 8, International Trucks, Transmissions, ProStar, Lightweighting, Bulk Hauling

September 5, 2014 - Industry News

Eaton Stirs up Medium-Duty Market with Dual-Clutch Transmission

The Procision transmission was unveiled at Eaton's Marshall, Mich., proving grounds on Sept. 4. Photo: Jim Park

A new medium-duty, dual-clutch transmission from Eaton, called Procision, promises automatic-like driver feel and interface with the performance attributes of a manual transmission, plus fuel and maintenance savings. Equipment Editor Jim Park has the story.

Tags: Eaton, Transmissions, Medium-Duty Trucks, Fuel Efficiency

September 2, 2014 - Industry News

Eaton Expands Rebuilder Program to Canada

Photo via Eaton.

Eaton has expanded its Authorized Rebuilder Program to Canada as Pacific Truck in Edmonton, Alberta, becomes the fifth re-builder in the program.

Tags: Eaton, Crane Carrier Company, Transmissions, Remanufacturing, Canada

August 15, 2014 - Industry News

U.S. DOE Awards $55M for EV Development

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $55 million to projects expected to advance battery-electric vehicle technology and adaption for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Chrysler, Ford, Transmissions, U.S. Department of Energy, Battery-Electric Vehicles

July 17, 2014 - Industry News

Eaton to Provide Navistar’s Heavy-Duty Remanufactured Transmissions

The majority of the deliveries, which started July 1, to Navistar’s roughly 350 North American dealers will be Eaton Flex Reman transmissions.

Tags: Eaton, Navistar, Aftermarket, Transmissions, Remanufactured Parts

July 14, 2014 - Industry News

Eaton Adds to Authorized Rebuilder Program

Power management company Eaton recently added Anderson Brothers., Inc. to its Authorized Rebuilder Program.

Tags: Eaton, Transmissions, Anderson Brothers

July 10, 2014 - Industry News

Remotely Controlled Double-Trailer Rig Parks Precisely at ZF Demo

The tractor’s steering and movement are remotely controlled by a man with special app on a tablet computer. It sends the pup trailer in the proper path, and the semitrailer and tractor follow along, guided by the ZF app’s computations. Photo: ZF Freidrichshafen AG

The ZF Innovation Truck demonstrates how a driver could walk along with a tablet or cell phone, telling the combination vehicle where to go. This could boost efficiency for fleets, the company said this week during a press event that also highlighted a new transmission that could be offered eventually in North America.

Tags: Fleet Efficiency, ZF Friedrichshafen, Remote Controls, Future Trucks, Transmissions, Longer Combination Vehicles, Global

June 20, 2014 - Industry News

Three-Year Warranty Coverage Now on Standard and Flex Reman Eaton Transmissions

Power management company Eaton Corporation has expanded its three-year bundled warranty program for remanufactured transmissions to now include all commercial truck vocations in the U.S. and Canada.

Tags: Eaton, Eaton Corp., Transmissions

May 28, 2014 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload Purchases 550 New Trucks, Most Automated

Con-way Truckload has purchased 550 new Kenworth, Volvo, Freightliner and Navistar tractors, most of which will be equipped with automated transmissions and all with 6x4 axles.

Tags: Drivers, Transmissions, Fleets, Con-way Truckload, Automated Manual Transmissions

January 2, 2014 - Industry News

Ultimate Test Drive Videos Add New Dimension to Vehicle and Component Evaluations

Heavy Duty Trucking has teamed up with Today's Trucking, an award-winning Canadian magazine published by Newcom, to bring you the Ultimate Test Drive Video series. We're kicking it off with a special two-part "twin sticks" edition. Equipment Editor Jim Park visits Mack's test track in Allentown, Pa., to experience first-hand 50 years of advancements in transmission technology.

Tags: Mack, Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions

November 13, 2013 - Industry News

Volvo Rolls Out I-Shift, Mack Launches Vision, for Mexican Market

Mack unveils its Vision model for the Mexican market at Expo Transporte on Tuesday. Photo: Evan Lockridge

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO -- Volvo Trucks North America officially introduced its I-Shift automated manual transmissions for the Mexican market and rolled out a truck model from sister company Mack to address the Mexican on-highway market.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Mexico, Cross-Border Trucking, Transmissions

September 18, 2013 - Industry News

Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission Now Available for DD13 Engine

The Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission went into production earlier this year.

Detroit, Mich.--Detroit Diesel Corp. announced that the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission is now available for the Freightliner Cascadia equipped with the Detroit DD13 engine.

Tags: Transmissions, Engines, Daimler Trucks North America, Detroit Diesel

July 10, 2013 - Industry News

Power Train Service Now Eaton Authorized Rebuilder

Power Train Service, an independent aftermarket parts and service provider, has been named an authorized rebuilder of Eaton transmissions, allowing it to offer a rebuilt transmission with 100% genuine Eaton parts.

Tags: Eaton, Aftermarket, Transmissions, Remanufacturing

May 12, 2013 - Industry News

VIDEO: About the Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission

Daimler Trucks North America recently rolled out production of its new Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission, which it believes will help boost acceptance of AMTs in North America. HDT's editors were there in Germany and brought back this video.

Tags: Transmissions, Detroit, Daimler Trucks North America

May 8, 2013 - Industry News

Penske Adds 500 Tractors With Eaton’s UltraShift Plus

Penske Truck Rental is adding 500 new Freightliner semi-tractors to its commercial truck rental fleet featuring Eaton’s UltraShift Plus Multipurpose High Performance (MHP) Automated Transmissions.

Tags: Eaton, Freightliner, Penske Truck Leasing, Transmissions

April 29, 2013 - Industry News

Daimler Launches Production of DT12 Automated Manual Transmission

Daimler Trucks officials (from left) Ehrhard Thiel, manager for Gaggenau Powertrain Production; Frank Reintjes, head of Global Powertrain, Procurement and Manufacturing Engineering; and Matthias Jurytko, Gaggenau plant manager, with the new DT12 transmission where it is being assembled in Gaggenau, Germany. (Photo by Evan Lockridge)

GAGGENAU, GERMANY -- Managers at Daimler's Gaggenau, Germany, powertrain facility Monday proudly showed off how they are building the new Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission, which will be assembled here until it moves to Detroit brand headquarters in Redford, Mich., in 2015.

Tags: Daimler Trucks, Transmissions

April 15, 2013 - Industry News

Ford, GM to Jointly Develop Multi-Speed Transmissions

Ford and GM plan to jointly develop a new generation of advanced 9- and 10-speed automatics for cars, crossover and sport utility vehicles, and trucks.

Multi-speed transmissions were once reserved for heavy trucks, but 8-speed automatics are now available in automobiles and pickups, and soon there’ll be even more ratios.

Tags: Ford, General Motors, Transmissions, Light & Medium

March 21, 2013 - Industry News

Volvo Unveils New Heavy Haul Truck, Engine Ratings, Disc Brake, Suspension, More

Volvo's new VNX is designed for heavy haul and severe service vocational.

Volvo Trucks Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show introduced the VNX, a heavy-haul, high-performance model designed for extreme gross weight applications. The company also said it’s making the I-Shift the standard transmission on all trucks and made a number of other announcements.

Tags: Volvo, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Vocational, Liquefied Natural Gas, Transmissions, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Engines, Suspensions, Heavy Haul

March 11, 2013 - Industry News

Cummins, Eaton to Offer Integrated ‘Powertrain Package’

SmarTorque2 ISX15 mates with Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated mechanical transmission via special programming to “downspeed” cruising RPMs and yield high efficiency, the companies say.

Cummins Inc. and Eaton Corp. have devised a fuel-saving, integrated engine-transmission combination that will rival proprietary offerings from some truck builders.

Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Fuel Economy, Transmissions, Engines, TMC

February 28, 2013 - Industry News

Advantage 10-speed Transmissions to Use Less Lube Oil, Save 75 pounds, Eaton Says

Eaton Fuller Advantage 10-speed manual gearbox (shown) will enter production in September. An automated version is slated for next year’s first quarter.

A new series of Fuller Advantage manual and automated transmissions will cut weight and save fuel, Eaton’s Vehicle Group announced Thursday. The savings will offer a quick payback of the products’ “very small premium” in price over existing models.

Tags: Eaton, Transmissions

December 10, 2012 - Industry News

Obama Praises Detroit Investment as Daimler Announces American Production of Automated Transmission

President Barack Obama speaks to employees at the Detroit Diesel plant outside Detroit, where the new Detroit automated manual transmission will be built.

President Barack Obama visited Detroit Diesel Corp. in Redford, Mich., on Monday to recognize Daimler Trucks North America's decision to invest $120 million in facilities to build the new Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission and the new Detroit DD15 proprietary asymmetric turbocharger in the United States

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Transmissions, Michigan, President Obama, Detroit DT12, Automated Manual Transmissions, Fuel Economy

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